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  • Jazz Griotsby Jean-Philippe Marcoux

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 44.99

    To the endless questions, theoretical statements, and hypotheses about how Black poets transcribe jazz into the poetic format, this book, while providing a different approach to reading jazz poetry, attempts to answer the question, why do Black poets revert to jazz for poetic material. This book?s answer is because jazz is Black History... more...

  • A Sense of Regardby Laura McCullough

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A Sense of Regard , says Laura McCullough, “is an effort to collect the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the current confluence of poetry and race, the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases.”. The contributors... more...

  • Marsh Boy and other Poemsby ebinyo ogbowei

    Kraft Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Marsh Boy and other Poems is a welcome contribution to the tradition of poetry devoted to the revolutionary struggles of the people of the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The poems celebrate the radical spirit of the oppressed and exploited people in their relentless quest for equity, equality, and justice. They are songs of anguish, revenge,... more...

  • Intricate Thicketby Mark Scroggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In Intricate Thicket: Some Late Modernist Poetries , Mark Scroggins writes with wit and dash about a fascinating range of key twentieth- and twenty-first-century poets and writers. In nineteen lively and accessible essays, he persuasively argues that the innovations of modernist verse were not replaced by postmodernism, but rather those innovations... more...

  • The American Puritan Elegyby Jeffrey A. Hammond

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    Jeffrey Hammond's study takes an anthropological approach to the most popular form of poetry in early New England - the funeral elegy. more...

  • The Erotic Whitmanby Vivian R. Pollak

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In this provocative analysis of Whitman's exemplary quest for happiness, Vivian Pollak skillfully explores the intimate relationships that contributed to his portrayal of masculinity in crisis. She maintains that in representing himself as a characteristic nineteenth-century American and in proposing to heal national ills, Whitman was trying to temper... more...

  • Walden and Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau; Michael Meyer

    Penguin Publishing Group 1983; US$ 14.00

    The two defining works of a transcendentalist master Disdainful of America?s booming commercialism and industrialism, Henry David Thoreau left Concord, Massachusetts, in 1845 to live in solitude in the woods near Walden Pond. Walden, the account of his stay, conveys at once a naturalist?s wonder at the commonplace and a Transcendentalist?s yearning... more...

  • From Modernism to Postmodernismby Jennifer Ashton

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Jennifer Ashton develops important ways to read modernist and postmodernist poets through their similarities as well as their differences. more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley

    Penguin Publishing Group 1961; US$ 13.00

    Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and... more...

  • Archie and Amelieby Donna M. Lucey

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 16.00

    John Armstrong Chanler?known as Archie to his family?was an heir to the Astor fortune, an eccentric, dashing, and handsome millionaire. Amélie Rives, from a Southern family and the goddaughter of Robert E. Lee, was a daring author, a stunning temptress, and a woman ahead of her time. Filled with glamour, mystery, and madness, their love affair and... more...